Kroyer, Severin – Les Roses
“I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn’t that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they’ll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don’t know. She probably didn’t even know I was there. But I’ll always love her. All my life.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds’ End
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Fantasy Your Imaginary World – by Trygothic
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them.
I mean everybody.
All of the people in the whole world,
I mean everybody —
no matter how dull
and boring they are
on the outside.
they’ve all got
Not just one world.
Hundreds of them.
― Neil Gaiman,
The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You
Art of the Imagination – Josephine Wall
I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle…and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.
I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.
I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.
I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.
I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods
A-Z Writing Challenge #6
“Aesop had some hidden tales…”
Aesop had some hidden tales, one was told
Beginning always at the start
Come to hear what Aesop has to say
Darkness will be rolling in soon
Everyone needs to be in their places
Far away, a young maiden was lost
Going out for a walk one day
Her senses were all aflutter
Identifying her path became impossible
Joining her on her way the sounds of animals
Killer animals, she felt they might be
Lions and Tigers haunted her lands
Multiple species could be walking with her
Never would she see their faces
Only hearing the sound of their voices
Prepared she was not to protect herself
Quite alone was she among the wolves of nature
Retracing her steps she turned about in circles
Soon she was more lost than before
Tales such as this one does have a moral
Under no circumstances wander in the wild alone
Very important to bring a brave fighting companion
Wilder are the animals when smelling her fear
Xenophanes, with no thoughts to the outcome
Yelling out would be futile, only arousing appetites
Zach, would do; but in carelessness, she left him behind
© jk 2015
The first words measured the time
The last words came with the rhyme
In between the words passing quickly
Circled the words of love
Fearing to be spoken
Scared they will be understood
No walking but forward
Further into your life
Threatening to crash in
Just keep pushing toward the Light
The Light that brightens the Sun
Not the voice calling out
Notifying the end is done
Hold in your thoughts instead remembering
Near is as far as you want it to Be
© jk – just now 2015
#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015
“There are no happy endings…
There are no endings,
happy or otherwise.
We all have our own stories
which are just part of the one Story
that binds both this world and Faerie.
Sometimes we step into each others stories
– perhaps just for a few minutes,
perhaps for years –
and then we step out of them again.
But all the while,
the Story just goes on.”
― Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot